Meet your governors

David Sims (Chairperson) – I have lived in Oakley for the past 25 years and became a parent governor in November 1992.  4 years later on re-election, I became the local authority (non political) representative, and have remained in that position ever since.  I am in the middle of my 7th term of office, and have been Chair since 2003, having been Vice Chair for a few years before that.  I have three children, all who have attended our Junior school and gone on to do well in Cranbourne, and then local colleges. One has a masters in Maths and Stats and has taught in China; another has a degree in Education and is now a teacher in the Independent sector KS1; and my youngest is now a Senior Instructor with an  Outdoor Pursuits Charity.   I have worked in the public sector for over 40 years and am currently working for Hampshire County council.

I am also a local Youth football referee ( 25+ years) , and attend St Leonards Church where I am one of the  service leaders. I am interested and remain enthusiastic about all aspects of Education – including Spiritual, Moral, Academia ; Sporting, Drama and musical; and the social / relationship building in the playgrounds.  I believe that one of our key roles is to prepare as much as possible our children for KS 3.


Claire Rosevear (Vice Chair and Curriculum and Standards Chair) – Maths and English Link Governor – I have been a parent at the school since 2012, when the eldest of my three children started in Year 3, and  I am in my second term as a Parent Governor.

My role is heavily curriculum focused and I feel privileged to be able to see ‘behind the scenes’ and witness the staff’s hard work and dedication in this area. I have observed how the school is constantly pushing to improve and I am extremely proud to be a part of where we are now and where we are heading.


Kirstie Walker – (Resources Committee Acting Chair) – I joined the Oakley Governing body as Co-opted Governor in November 2017.  I have two children, both who have attended Oakley Juniors, one currently in year 5 and one in year 7. I’m proud to be associated with a school that offers so many different opportunities to the children, there really is something for everyone.  I am currently Acting Chair of the Resources committee and the Safeguarding Governor.  In my professional life I’m a Qualified Accountant and currently a Financial Controller for a software business.


Julie Moore – Co-opted Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee. – I joined the Oakley CE Junior School Governing Body as a Co-Opted Governor in November 2017.  I am a member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and SEND Link Governor. I have a son in Year 4 and a daughter in Year 7. I am a teacher and currently work at Oakley CE Junior School as a member of the Support Staff, having spent time teaching in South Africa . I’m proud of the reputation the school has within the community and really enjoy being a part of ‘our’ school.  I look forward to its continuing successes over the coming years.


Ryan Spicer – Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee. – Towards the end of 2017 I became a school governor to play a part in ensuring that Oakley Junior School continues to offer the high standard of education, sports and culture.  I have two children, one that attends the Infants school and one at the Junior.  Professionally I am a manager for a company that develops products for the media sector.


Frank Marsh – Co-opted Governor, Resources Committee – I live in the village and came interested in a position of school governor following my granddaughter attending the school and her enthusiasm and the excellent results she obtained, all of which has helped in her onwards move to secondary school.   My experience comes from a blend of years in directorship with household names in business plus being a business owner. I have a passion for being Mr Positive which has resulted in public speaking, coaching and mentoring business teams and sports teams in ways to improve on their performance and ways to achieve excellence in what they do now and when going forwards.


Rebecca Podevin – Staff Governor, Curriculum and Standards Committee – I joined the Governing body in September 2019 and I have been teaching at Oakley C of  E Junior School for just over two years.  I currently teach Year 6, I co-ordinate maths and Music across the school and I am also  the curriculum leader.  I have two children who are at Secondary school and have been a KS2 teacher in Hampshire, Berkshire and Worcestershire Educational Authorities for twenty years.  I hope to bring my expertise of teaching practises and curriculum knowledge to the governing board and also represent the other teaching staff.